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Record 5512

Reading Experience:

'- have you ever read a book called "1066 & all that" ?i t's very funny, & one of the authors is on board.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: on board ship
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Benjamin Britten
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Nov 1913
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Composer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: on board ship
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: R J Yeatman
Title: 1066 and all that
Genre: Humour
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1930
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5512  
Source - Print  
  Author: Benjamin Britten
  Editor: Donald Mitchell
  Title: Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten
  Place of Publication: London`1998
  Date of Publication: n/a
  Vol: 2 (1939-45)
  Page: n/a
  Additional comments: Author: Benjamin Britten et al Editors Donald Mitchell and Philip Reed Letter 172, May 1st 1939 From the editor?s footnote: Robert Julian Yeatman From letter written to Wulff Scherchen. Britten was on the Cunard White Star ?Ausonia? sailing from Southampton to Quebec.

Citation: Benjamin Britten, Donald Mitchell (ed.), Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten (London`1998, ), 2 (1939-45),, accessed: 29 March 2023

Additional comments:

Authors being read R J Yeatman and W C Sellar



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